Parent Resource Websites

First Signs ( Information about developmental milestones and screening tools to detect early indications of social, emotional, communication, behavioral problems.

Help Me Grow ( A website offering Minnesota parents a convenient source for trusted knowledge on their child’s learning and development.

Learn the signs. Act Early. ( Information on early childhood development. Provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Community Resources

Development disabilities
(952) 920-0855

Carver County Public Health Services
(952) 361-1329

Carver County Social Services
(952) 361-1600

Child Care Aware of MN
(952) 402-9824

Crisis Nursery
Temporary child care during a crisis
(612) 839-5101

District 110 Special Education Services
Information on 3 to 5-year overall growth and development
(952) 442-0637

ECFE Home Visit
Discussions may include care of newborns, activities for young children, child development, parenting issues, and community resources
(952) 442-0664

Early Childhood Screening
Required health and developmental screening for 3 to 4 year-old children prior to kindergarten entrance.                                                     Go to to schedule an appointment
(952) 442-0613

First Street Center
Offers a comprehensive range of mental health services
(952) 442-4437

Head Start/CAPP Agency
(952) 496-2125

Help Me Grow - Early Intervention
Information on birth through year 3 overall growth and development
(952) 567-8210

LaLeche League
Support for breastfeeding
(952) 472-6493

Library - call for storytimes
• Waconia: (952) 442-4714

Macaroni Kid Carver County
(952) 201-0429

MN Sure
Health insurance for income-eligible families
(952) 361-1600

Ridgeview Medical Center
Education (breastfeeding, sibling preparation), Birthing Center, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Rehab Services
(952) 442-2191

Sexual Violence Center - 24-hour helpline
(952) 448-5425

Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women
(952) 873-4214

Waconia United Food Shelf
(952) 442-3878

Free nutrition program for women, infants, and children at East Creek Family Center, Chaska
(952) 496-2125

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Toddler Songs
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